Global Copper Mining to 2020

Global copper mine production was 18.1 million tonnes (Mt) in 2013 – up by 8.4% compared to the previous year – with Chile accounting for almost one-third of this share. In 2013, the countries which dominated global copper mine production were China, Chile and Peru, supported by the commencement of new mines in Mongolia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Zambia. Global copper mine production is further forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9% over the 2014–2020 period, and the DRC, Peru and Zambia are poised to play bigger roles in the future.

Scope

The report contains an overview of the global copper mining industry, together with its key growth factors and restraints. It also provides information about reserves, production, prices, the competitive landscape, and major active, exploration and development projects.

Key Highlights

• Global copper mine production was 18.1 million tonnes (Mt) in 2013 – up by 8.4% compared to the previous year – with Chile accounting for almost one-third.

• Global refined copper metal consumption increased by 4.4% in 2013 over 2012. China was the largest consumer that year, accounting for 44% of the world’s use.

• Falling ore grades and the aging of some of the largest Chilean mines could pose a challenge to the global copper industry.

• According to the World Bank, aluminum is expected to continue to replace copper until the copper-to-aluminum price ratio reaches around 2:1.

Reasons to buy

Gain an understanding of the global copper mining industry, the relevant drivers and restraining factors, reserves, historical and forecast production and consumption, trade and the competitive landscape.

Companies mentioned

Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco)

Grupo Mexico SAB de CV

Glencore Plc

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Jiangxi Copper Corporation Ltd

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Global Copper Mining industry

2.1 Global Economic and Copper Mining Overview

2.2 Global Copper Mining – Drivers

2.3 Global Copper Mining – Restraints

3 Global Copper Mining – Reserves, Production, Consumption and Trade

3.1 Reserves by Geographical Regions and Major Mines

3.2 Historical and Forecast Production

3.2.1 Total production, by country

3.3 Copper Price

3.4 Total Production by Major Mines

3.5 Mine Type by Region – Surface vs Underground

3.6 Major Exploration and Development Projects

3.7 Global Copper Consumption

3.7.1 Copper consumption in advanced and emerging economies

3.7.2 Copper consumption by end use

3.8 Major Exporting and Importing Countries

3.8.1 Major exporting countries

3.8.2 Major importing countries

4 Competitive Landscape

4.1 Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco)

4.2 Grupo Mexico

4.3 Glencore Plc

4.4 Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. (FCX)

4.5 Jiangxi Copper Corporation Limited (JCCL)

5 Appendix

5.1 What is this Report About?

5.2 Methodology

5.3 Secondary Research

5.4 Primary Research

5.5 Contact GlobalData

5.6 About GlobalData

5.7 GlobalData’s Services

5.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Global Copper Mining – Chilean Mining Investment (US$ Million), 2013–2017 6

Table 2: Global Copper Mining – Chile, Investment Distribution by Stage (US$ Million), 2013–2017 6

Table 3: Global Copper Mining – Peru, Mining Investments by Segment (US$ Million), 2013 7

Table 4: Global Copper Mining – Reserve by Countries (Million Tonnes), 2012–2013 9

Table 5: Global Copper Mining – Reserves by Major Mines (Million Tonnes), 2013 9

Table 6: Global Copper Mining – Copper Mine Production (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020 12

Table 7: Global Copper Mining – Major Active Mines (APAC), 2014 15

Table 8: Global Copper Mining – Major Active Mines (Europe), 2014 16

Table 9: Global Copper Mining – Major Active Mines (Middle East and Africa), 2014 17

Table 10: Global Copper Mining – Major Active Mines (North America), 2014 18

Table 11: Global Copper Mining – Major Active Mines (South and Central America), 2014 19

Table 12: Global Copper Mining – Major Exploration Projects (APAC), 2014 21

Table 13: Global Copper Mining – Major Exploration Projects (Europe), 2014 22

Table 14: Global Copper Mining – Major Exploration Projects (Middle East and Africa), 2014 23

Table 15: Global Copper Mining – Major Exploration Projects (North America), 2014 23

Table 16: Global Copper Mining – Major Exploration Projects (South and Central America), 2014 24

Table 17: Global Copper Mining – Major Development Projects (APAC), 2014 25

Table 18: Global Copper Mining – Major Development Projects (Europe), 2014 26

Table 19: Global Copper Mining – Major Development Projects (Middle East and Africa), 2014 27

Table 20: Global Copper Mining – Major Development Projects (North America), 2014 28

Table 21: Global Copper Mining – Major Development Projects (South and Central America), 2014 29

Table 22: Global Copper Mining – Copper Metal Consumption (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020 31

Table 23: Global Copper Mining – Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile, Major Projects, 2014 38

Table 24: Global Copper Mining – Grupo Mexico, Major Projects, 2014 39

Table 25: Global Copper Mining – Glencore Plc, Major Projects, 2014 40

Table 26: Global Copper Mining – Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold Inc., Major Projects, 2014 43

Table 27: Global Copper Mining – Jiangxi Copper Corporation Limited, Major Projects, 2014 44

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Copper Mining – Reserve by Countries (Million Tonnes), Dec 2012–Feb 2013 10

Figure 2: Global Copper Mining – Copper Mine Production (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020 11

Figure 3: Global Copper Mining – Copper Mine Production by Country (%), 2013 13

Figure 4: Global Copper Mining – Annual Copper Prices, Nominal, (US$/Tonne), 2012–2015 14

Figure 5: Global Copper Mining – Copper Mines by Type, Surface Mines (%), 2013 20

Figure 6: Global Copper Mining – Copper Mines by Type, Underground Mines (%), 2013 21

Figure 7: Global Copper Mining – Copper Metal Consumption (Million Tonnes), 2000–2020 30

Figure 8: Global Copper Mining – Estimated Copper Consumption by Region (%), 2014 32

Figure 9: Global Copper Mining – Estimated Copper Metal Consumption by End Use, in China and Japan (%*), 2014 33

Figure 10: Global Copper Mining – Estimated Copper Metal Consumption by End Use, in the US and Europe (%*), 2014 33

Figure 11: Global Copper Mining – Estimated Global Copper Metal Consumption by End Use Sector (%), 2014 34

Figure 12: Global Copper Mining – Copper Ores and Concentrates Exports, Major Exporting Countries (%), 2013 35

Figure 13: Global Copper Mining – Copper Ores and Concentrates Imports, Major Importing Countries (%), 2013 36

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